Pakistan Team Flood Awareness Jersey:
According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, the national cricket team will wear a special jersey in today’s first T20 encounter against England “to raise awareness to the destruction caused by the flood in the country”
Flooding caused by record monsoon rainfall in south and southwest Pakistan and glacier melt in northern regions has affected about 33 million people, killed over 1,540 people, swept away houses, crops, bridges, highways, and animals, and caused an estimated $30 billion in damage.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 19, 2022
Pakistan Team Fast bowler Shahnawaz Dahani posted a photo of himself wearing the special flood jersey, which is blue rather than the traditional green. In the tweet, he stated, “Pakistan’s New Kit dedicated to flood victims.”
— Shahnawaz Dahani (@ShahnawazDahani) September 19, 2022
The player number can be seen with a water pattern rising from below in the snapshot supplied by PCB, indicating flooding.
England was set to visit in October of last year but had to cancel due to New Zealand pulling out of a trip due to safety concerns.
The first four matches of the seven-match T20 series will take held in Karachi on September 20, 22, 23, and 25, with the remaining three taking place in Lahore on September 28, 30, and October 2.
According to a press statement issued yesterday, the PCB has vowed to donate all gate revenues from the first T20 to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund “to assist victims of the tragic floods that have swamped one-third of the country.”
England, the current 50-over world champions, will also play a Test series in Pakistan in December, followed by New Zealand’s return.